[A Single Thread] E–pub ´ Tracy Chevalier

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  • A Single Thread
  • Tracy Chevalier
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  • 09 November 2019
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Read Þ A Single Thread ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB S enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester home to one of England's grandest cathedrals There Violet is drawn into a society of broderers women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral carrying on a centuries long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers Violet finds support and community in the group fulfillment in the wo. DNF at 50% Feel awful because this is my monthly read with Esil and Angela This for me is one of those books that one neither hates nor likes It is just stagnant If you like embroidery or hell ringers you might have better luck it is missing a spark just too much yada yada

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Read Þ A Single Thread ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Rk they create and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow Told in Chevalier's glorious prose A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship love and a woman crafting her own lif. A story is like building a chapel A novel is a cathedral Rosario FerreTracy Chevalier centers A Single Thread around the majesty of the Cathedral in Winchester with its mighty presence and its abundant history Winchester Cathedral becomes the focal point of what has occured in the past in its community and what is transpiring in early May of 1932Winchester still bears the scars of World War I in which loss sits heavily at the elbow of family upon family Young men left the township in droves only to return shattered in mind and body or not at all Violet Speedwell feels the hollowness of fatality in the realization that there will never be a future for her brother George or there will never be the promises fulfilled of love from her fiance Laurence At thirty eight Violet has swallowed down the bitterness of living with her stern widowed mother who needles Violet constantly Nothing that Violet does will heal the negativity and resentment that flows constantly within her mother Violet decides to leave Southhampton and make a break for Winchester She secures a job as an insurance typist in a small firm She barely has enough money to rent a small room and certainly not much for extrasBut just as the Cathedral has always been the heartbeat of Winchester it becomes the focus of Violet s new life She inuires about the embroidering being done over the years by a group of women embellishing the kneelers cushions and alms bags with their works of art Louisa Pesel a real life individual takes her under her wing and soon Violet is creating impressive work herselfThe Cathedral becomes Violet s source of refuge as the world takes its place on the precipice of another war The Nazi Party is securing a foothold in Germany with Hitler taking advantage of economic uncertainties and unrest It is here that Violet will meet Arthur Knight a bell ringer within the Cathedral Her entire life will take a drastic turn from here on outTracy Chevalier takes us deeply into the world of broderers who stitched their way into creating small offerings of beauty in a world going so wrong Chevalier also presents the talents and finesse of the bell ringers that brought forth awe within the Cathedral s walls But bear with the indepth descriptions of embroidery and bell ringing She sometimes steps too far into painting mental murals of these two entities that the reader almost wishes to step away from such finite detail Be aware but also be cognizant of the fact that there s so much within these wallsA Single Thread zeroes in on the uickening change within the expectations placed upon women The severe casualties brought upon by the past war and the impending one will come to embolden women who will leave behind their pacificity and take on new and unexpected roles Violet herself will walk a different path in regard to relationships sexuality employment and a new emboldment in a changing world Life certainly begins with A Single ThreadI received a copy of A Single Thread through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Random House Books and to the highly talented Tracy Chevalier

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Read Þ A Single Thread ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 1932 After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé Violet Speedwell has become a surplus woman one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving embittered mother After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast she save. Violet inadvertently walks into the Winchester Cathedral during a ceremony for the broderers and is taken with the embroidered kneelers I was not and the first part of the book was a trudge for me I was bored I kept reading though because I admired how Violet asserted her independence and moves away from her constantly complaining mother I felt for her alone and barely making enough for room and breakfast freuently skipping a meal and still after years is grieving the loss of her fiance her brother in the Great War She was considered one of Surplus Women Surplus women is a phrase coined during the Industrial Revolution referring to a perceived excess of unmarried women in Britain Wikipedia The middle part of the book was better and I liked the descriptions of the bell ringing and Violet s growing relationships While I get what Chevalier seems to be portraying here the challenges of these women in society in general the workplace and even in their families the delivery of the story fell short for me felt a bit contrived at times In spite of this I think it s worthy of three stars because as I mentioned I admired Violet and some of the other women in the broderers group and their coming together in friendship made for a good ending I read this with Diane and Esil This has been rated higher by a number of reviewers so we may be outliers here I received an advanced copy of this book from Viking through Edelweiss